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10 Living History Read Alouds for Tween Girls

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Welcome to week 4 of the iHomeschool Network’s 10 in 10 Blog Hop!

Here is a list of our 10 Favorite Living History Read Alouds For Tween Girls {although our daughter is no longer a tween, she still enjoys these books!}.

CLICK ON THE IMAGES to find out more about each book.


Escape on the Underground Railroad {Liberty Letters}

Escape on the Underground Railroad (Liberty Letters)


Secrets of Civil War Spies {Liberty Letters}

Secrets of Civil War Spies (Liberty Letters)

Adventures in Jamestown {Liberty Letters}

Adventures in Jamestown (Liberty Letters)


Attack at Pearl Harbor {Liberty Letters}

Attack at Pearl Harbor (Liberty Letters)


The Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail

Sterling Point Books: The Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail


 Escape From the Slave Traders

Escape from the Slave Traders: David Livingstone (Trailblazer Books #5)


Shanghaied to China

Shanghaied to China: Hudson Taylor (Trailblazer Books #9)


The Hidden Jewel

The Hidden Jewel: Amy Carmichael (Trailblazer Books #4)


The Shadow Of His Hand

Shadow of His Hand: A Story Based on the Life of Holocaust Survivor Anita Dittman (Daughters of the Faith Series)


Spy For the Night Riders

Spy for the Night Riders: Martin Luther (Trailblazer Books #3)

We had to think really hard to narrow this list down to just 10, we really could do a top 100 list on this subject!

What is your favorite living history read aloud?

Leave us a comment and let us know!




About Carlie Kercheval

Carlie Kercheval is a happily married work-at-home homeschooling mom. She and her college sweetheart have been blessed with 3 precious children to raise while traveling the world as a military family. Carlie is the founder of Today's Frugal Mom™ and Managing Your Blessings. She is also the co-author of the Learning to Speak Life™ family Bible studies and co-founder of Fulfilling Your Vows. When she is not busy enjoying her family and the great outdoors, you can typically find her cozied up somewhere under a blanket with a good book. You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.


  1. Oh Carlie! This is JUST THE POST I needed this morning. I need some more focused read-alouds for my 11 year old and these all look wonderful. Seriously – you just made my day!!!

    • Mary,
      I am so happy that this post blessed you earlier today :) My daughter is a freshly turned 11-year-old as well :) Be blessed sweet friend!

  2. Thanks for this list! I want to use more living books for social studies, and I just happen to have a newly-tween girl! This is very helpful. She will love these!

    • Jennifer,
      Great! We love living books – we live for them…LOL. But we really do eat them up around here! Glad you can benefit from this list :)

  3. I had never heard of Liberty Letters books before. They look very interesting. Also interested in the Daughters of the Faith series. Thank you for sharing about these. I will be checking them out for sure.

    • Ginny,
      I really think you will LOVE these books! Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by today!

  4. Thanks! The Liberty Letters series looks really good!

    • Amber,
      I really think you will enjoy the Liberty Letters. I originally purchased them for Hannah to read as silent reading books back in 2007 and we still use them today :)

  5. I have a few of these set aside for the next few years. (Don’t have a tween yet…but soon.) Thanks for reminding me. I’ll have to unpack them.

    • Jamie,
      Sounds like you have a GREAT stockpile of books for the future :) Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Hello from your newest email subscriber! I found you through The Ultimate Homeschool Blog Roll by Hip Homeschool Moms. As an avid reader and lover of all books, I want to thank you for posting these books. While my only daughter is still too young for any of these books I will definitely make a list of them for future reference.

    • Welcome Katrina! I am happy we are connected :) I am also happy these books can bless you and your daughter in the future!

  7. I have not heard of Liberty’s Letters, but my girls love Dear America and AG novels so i am going to check these out. thank you!

    • Hi Theresa,
      I really believe your girls will love this series. My daughter has also been fond of both AG and Dear America novels as well :) Thanks for stopping by!

  8. This is perfect for us right now! I wasn’t familiar with the Liberty Letters series so you’ve given us something new to read! Awesome! We love living history books. I’m going to pin this so I won’t forget it. =0)

  9. So glad to get some new recommendations on great books. Just finished an awesome read today. Beorn the Proud by Madeleine Polland. Great gook on the Viking history from a Christian perspective. Yes, there is a good one out there! Will keep the name for later when my daughter is older. She is only 7.5 now and this book is beyond her maturity.

  10. These look interesting! My daughter is about to be 5 and my son about to be 3, but I’m always thinking ahead. I spent so much of my time reading good books at that age! My first thoughts are of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books and of the book Caddie Woodlawn. There were so many others I liked also.

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